By: KIRO 7
The New Yorker’s viral July article has a lot of people talking about emergency preparation. If a national disaster strikes in your area, will you and your family be prepared?
As a rule of thumb for planning an emergency survival kit, remember that the federal government expects the public to be self-sufficient for 72 hours. In the case of a catastrophe, help or rescue may not even arrive until then. Having basic supplies ready is key in this scenario.
The Red Cross generated a list of items that every household should include in their emergency kits: